Electrical systems: Torches

In this topic, children apply their scientific understanding of electrical circuits to create a torch made from easily available materials and objects. They will also design and evaluate their product against set design criteria.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Electrical products

Pupils explore the difference between 'electrical' and 'electronic' and revisit how to create a simple circuit

Lesson 2: Evaluating torches

Pupils evaluate a range of different torches and identify the features of a torch: housing, reflector, circuit and switch.

Lesson 3: Torch design

Pupils create a torch design, building on their understanding from and incorporating features they have identified in previous lessons.

Lesson 4: Torch assembly

The children build the circuit and housing for their torches, closely following their designs from the previous lesson.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources